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Neglected Tropic Diseases Seminar Held

Posted February 26, 2015

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Distinguished Alumna Dr. Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD, presented a seminar titled “Neglected Tropical Diseases” at the college on February 20, 2015. Murray currently serves as the assistant dean for faculty and academic development and associate professor of pediatric tropical medicine at the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In her talk, Murray discussed the correlation between poverty and health; the number of neglected tropical diseases across the world; neglected tropical diseases that are in Texas, such as West Nile and Chagas disease; and her research, educational, and outreach activities in Nicaragua. Approximately 80 students and faculty members from several disciplines—including veterinary medicine, public health, engineering, and psychology—attended the seminar.

While in College Station, Murray visited with several faculty members and professional, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students from different disciplines and backgrounds also had the chance to meet in a smaller group with Murray and discuss her career path, life work, advice, and summer programs through the Baylor College of Medicine. The discussion soon became a lively exchange with several new interdisciplinary connections made.

One Health strives to connect students and faculty from different disciplines, and Murray is a valuable partner in facilitating these exchanges. We welcome all students and faculty to join us for the remaining seminars this semester and learn how you get involved! Visit onehealth.tamu.edu/seminars for more information.



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